TJ Tollakson's Ruster brand has just finished its first complete bicycle frame, dubbed the Black Dimond. TriRig got an exclusive first look at the prototype bike. Although it looks almost exactly like the Zipp 2001 frame that inspired its design, this is a brand new frame, that came out of a brand new mold that TJ developed with EBS Carbon in Boulder, Colorado. We're proud to be the first in the world to show this bike to you. Enjoy!
The bike certainly has a striking appearance - the absence of the seat tube and seat stays is a welcome innovation. I'd like to see more manufacturers head in that kind of direction, or at least explain why they aren't doing so.